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Finding Aid for the USA for Africa Records, 1986-1989
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: USA for Africa Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1986-1989
    Collection number: 1669
    Creator: USA for Africa
    Extent: 213 boxes (106.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
    Abstract: USA for Africa was part of a plan to distribute the proceeds of a musical recording to benefit famine victims in Africa and projects in the U.S. The collection consists of office files and videotapes related to the activities of USA for Africa.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    • Gift of USA for Africa, 1990.
    • Gift of Christopher Buchanan, 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], USA for Africa Records (Collection 1669). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    USA for Africa, incorporated under the leadership of Ken Kragen on January 10, 1985, was part of a plan to distribute the proceeds of a musical recording to benefit famine victims in Africa; forty-five musicians recorded the single titled, “We are the world,” on January 28, 1985, which became the quickest selling record in music history; over $53.1 million was distributed or allocated to projects in Africa and the U.S.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of office files and videotapes related to the activities of USA for Africa.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    USA for Africa--Archives.
    Musicians--United States--Archival resources.
    Nonprofit organizations--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Videotapes.
    Business records.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Kragen, Kenneth.